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NO WIN NO FEE Prison Injury Claims 

Accidents are fairly common in a prison environment, with both inmates and prison officers being at risk of injury. However, the prison service has a legal duty to protect both inmates and employees from injury at all times. 
 
If you have been injured in prison as an inmate or an officer, then you could be eligible to make a prison injury claim with MG Legal, all on a NO WIN NO FEE basis. Get in touch with us online, here, to get in touch with a specialist solicitor. 

Have you been injured in prison in the last three years? 

What is a prison injury claim? 

A prison injury claim is a legal claim for personal injury compensation after an accident or assault in a prison. If you have been injured in any way while in prison, and it was not your fault, then you could get financial compensation for your injuries through a prison injury claim. 
 
There are a number of hazards and hostile situations that can occur in prison, all of which can lead to injuries that could have been prevented. 
 
Some of the most common prison accidents leading to prison injury claims can include: 
 
 
If you have been injured in a prison, in one of these ways or any other way, then get in touch with our personal injury solicitors today about making a prison injury claim. 

How to start a prison injury claim: 

The first step to making a prison injury claim for a prison accident is to get in touch with a specialist injury solicitor to discuss the legality of your claim, whether you are eligible, and what needs to be done to begin building your prison injury claim. 
 
When you speak to one of our solicitors, we will offer you a free, no-obligation discussion of your potential claim. We will ask the right questions to get all of the information we need to tell you everything about how your NO WIN NO FEE claim will work, and what the process will be. 
 
To speak to our personal injury solicitors today, simply get in touch with our team here, or by email at enquiries@mglegal.co.uk

How much is my prison compensation claim worth? 

When you make a prison injury claim, your claim will be broken down into two parts, called general damages and special damages. For a full overview of these terms, see this here. 
 
The general damages of your claim cover the pain and suffering of your injuries are guided by the Judicial College’s guidelines, and is determined by the type of injuries that you have sustained and how severe they are. 
 
Our prison injury claims solicitors have put together the below table for some of the common injuries sustained in prison accidents. 
Injury description: 
Estimated compensation amount: 
Arm fracture- where there is a serious fracture of one or both forearms and significant disability as a result 
£36,770 to £56,180 
Arm fracture- a simple fracture of the forearm 
£6,190 to £18,020 
Elbow fracture- a simple fracture to the elbow 
Up to £11,820 
Leg fracture- simple fractures to a femur with no damage to the articular surfaces 
£8,550 to £13,210 
Ankle fracture- a simple and undisplaced fractured ankle, varying on the likelihood of a full recovery 
Up to £12,900 
Foot fracture- simple metatarsal fractures 
Up to £12,900 
Toe fracture- a simple fractured toe 
Up to £9,010 
Significant scarring- where the worst effects have been reduced by plastic surgery leaving some cosmetic disability 
£8,550 to £28,240 
Less significant scarring- all but one scar easily hidden or camouflaged  
£3,710 to £12,900 
Trivial scarring- where the effect is minor  
£1,600 to £3,310 

Can I claim for an injury as an inmate in prison? 

Yes, if you have been injured while in prison as an inmate and it was not your fault, you can make a prison injury claim for financial compensation. In this claim, it will need to be proven that the accident was caused by the negligence actions of someone else, and that this directly led to your injuries. To see whether you are eligible to make a prison injury claim, simply get in touch with MG Legal’s personal injury solicitors, here. 

What rights do I have in prison? 

As a prisoner, the prison service has a legal duty of care to you, and must take all measures possible to keep you safe and prevent you from injury during your time in prison. 
 
This includes: 
 
Protection from assault 
Protection of vulnerable inmates 
The right to medical care 
The right to speak to a solicitor 

Criminal assault claim in prison: 

One of the most common causes of serious injury in prison is physical assaults and attacks. If you have been in this situation, you may be wondering ‘what happens if you get beat up in jail?’, or ‘can I claim for being attacked in jail?’. 
 
If you have been physically assaulted while in jail, either as an inmate or a member of staff, you could well make a prison injury claim for financial compensation. This would be done as a criminal injury claim with a specialist solicitor at MG Legal, and we will go above and beyond to obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries. Nobody deserves to be physically assaulted by anybody else, and while in prison you should not be at risk of this happening. 
 
To learn more about criminal injury claims for physical assaults, see this here, or contact MG Legal to discuss your specific claim, here. 

Defective prison equipment claim: 

Whether it’s a faulty piece of furniture that should have been replaced, or an uneven floor surface, if you have been injured in any way due to the faulty or defective equipment on offer in prison, you could make a prison injury claim for financial compensation. 
 
The prison service has a duty to maintain the equipment, furniture, and overall facilities of the prison environment. If this does not happen, and hazards are not fixed, replaced, or otherwise dealt with in due time, this could lead to an injury and a subsequent prison injury claim being made. 
 
To learn more on whether you are eligible to make a NO WIN NO FEE prison injury claim after your prison accident, do not hesitate to get in touch with our specialist solicitors, here, for a free, no-obligation discussion. 

Slip, trip or fall prison injury claim: 

Prisons are large places, and is it often easy for potential hazards, such as trailing wires, spillages, or other obstructions, to go unnoticed or be forgotten about. 
 
However, when this happens, it is more likely that a prisoner or prison officer will suffer from a slip, trip, or fall in prison, leading to them becoming injured. Whether you have slipped on a wet floor in prison, or tripped over something obstructing the walkway in prison, you could make a prison injury claim for financial compensation. 
 
To speak to MG Legal’s personal injury solicitors about making a NO WIN NO FEE slip, trip or fall prison injury claim, contact us online here and speak to a specialist solicitor the same day. 

Medical negligence in prison: 

One of the most important rights that inmates in prison have, is the right to receive proper medical care when necessary. As they are regulated by the prison staff, it is up to the prison service staff to allow them access to this treatment. 
 
If a prisoner is displaying physical symptoms, or is in physical pain, then they should see a medical professional and should be referred to the necessary treatment right away. If you have been denied medical treatment while in prison, and this has caused you to suffer further injury or illness, you are within your rights to make a prison injury claim for medical negligence. To learn more about how our medical negligence solicitors work, see this here, or contact us today. 

Prisoner accident at work claim: 

When inmates work within the prison, whether this is in a workshop, the kitchen, laundry room, or anywhere else, they should be protected from injury as much as possible. 
 
This means being provided with adequate training, adequate supervision, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) where necessary. If this is not the case, and you have suffered injury as a result, you could make a prison injury claim against the prison service today. Get in touch with us today to begin your NO WIN NO FEE claim. 

Prison officer accident at work claim: 

Prison officers work in challenging environments and are exposed to challenges within their work every day. Just like any other employee, prison officers have a right to be protected from injury by their employer. This includes: 
 
Safe working practices, such as adequate staffing 
Protection from assault 
Regular risk assessments of the prison 
 
If you have been injured in any way while working in a prison, whether being physically injured by a prisoner or in any other way, then contact MG Legal’s injury solicitors today about making your prison injury claim. 

A prison injury claim case study with MG Legal: 

In recent months, our specialist prison injury solicitors successfully settled a prison injury claim for an inmate who received a needle stick injury while working within the prison as a cleaner. The source of the needle was unknown, and there were worries as to what the needle had been used for and whether or not our client had contracted any illness or virus from the needle stick injury, such as HIV, AIDS, or Hepatitis. 
 
This led to our client, Mr S, suffering from significant psychological distress and trauma for a period of time after the event. After sustaining his injuries, he got in touch with our specialist solicitors who accepted his claim on a NO WIN NO FEE basis. At this point, Mr S’s designated personal injury solicitor got to work on building his prison injury claim, and arranged an appointment with a specialist clinical psychologist on his behalf. 
From this appointment, the clinical psychologist was able to compile a full medical report on Mr S’s psychological injuries that he sustained as a result of the injury. The designated personal injury solicitor was then able to combine this full medical report with their legal expertise, and all available evidence, to file the claim for personal injury compensation. 
 
This claim highlighted the negligence of the Ministry of Justice, in their risking the injury of Mr S in allowing him to clean out the bins containing the needles, and also failing to supply him with necessary PPE for the risk involved in the role
 
Because of the strength of the personal injury claim that our injury solicitors built against the defendant, liability was quickly admitted, allowing us to accurately value his claim and obtain the maximum financial compensation possible for our client, at the value of £3000. 

Concerns over fewer prison officers leading to a rise in prison injuries: 

Between 2010 and 2015, the number of prison officers dropped by 31%, despite prisoner number remaining steady. This has led to an increase in violence in prisons, with 34,223 assaults in prison in 2018, up 16% from 2017. While these numbers have been slowly improving in more recent years, there is still a huge problem remaining in the prison service, and concerns over the continuing decrease of the number of prison officers, and the ratio of staff to inmates in prisons. A statement from the Prison Reform Trust recently stated that prisons are currently “less safe than they have been at any point since records began”. 
 
This is a worrying prospect, and raises concerns for the continued prevention of injury in prisons, and how effective this task will be. Nobody deserves to suffer from injuries of any kind due to the negligence of others. If you have been injured in prison, and would like to speak to a solicitor about making a prison injury claim, get in touch with MG Legal online, here. 

Make a NO WIN NO FEE prison injury claim: 

MG Legal’s prison injury solicitors are the right team to help you to make a NO WIN NO FEE prison injury claim. Our team have been settling prison injury claims for our clients for over thirty years, and in this time have built up a success rate in excess of 99%. We accept all of our client’s cases on a NO WIN NO FEE basis, allowing them to make a claim with no financial risk involved, meaning that if we do not win them financial compensation, they do not owe use a penny. 
 
Get in touch with our specialist solicitors, here, for a free, no-obligation, confidential discussion on how we can help you with your prison injury claim. 
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